Chandigarh, Sep 13 (PTI) An assistant sub-inspector of the Punjab Police was today arrested for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 in Jalandhar district, a vigilance bureau spokesman said.

ASI Avtar Singh, posted at Shahkot police station in Jalandhar district, was arrested while accepting Rs 10,000 from complainant Mangal Singh for not implicating him in a criminal case, he said.

The complainant told the bureau that the ASI had demanded Rs 25,000 from him, the spokesperson said.

“A trap was laid and the ASI was arrested when he accepted the bribe of Rs 10,000 from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses, he said.

A case has been registered against the accused under the Prevention of Corruption Act and further investigation is underway in the matter, the spokesperson said.

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